Atwood Oceanics Orders Third Ultra-Deepwater Drillship
The Atwood Admiral is expected to be delivered by March 31, 2015 at a total cost, including two blowout preventers ("BOPs"), project management, drilling and handling tools and spares, of approximately $635 million. The design of the Atwood Admiral will be identical to the previously ordered Atwood Advantage and Atwood Achiever – all three are DP-3 dynamically-positioned, dual derrick ultra-deepwater drillships rated to operate in water depths up to 12…
IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee Meeting Agenda
Implementation of energy-efficiency, ballast water management & ship-recycling rules on agenda for IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee. The Marine Environment…
US Warship Almost Bows Under: Photograph of the Day
The bow of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser 'USS Cowpens' (CG 63) forges through rough seas. USS Cowpens is part of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group, forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, and is currently conducting a routine patrol in the western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly/Released)
Transocean Ordered to Cease Brazil Offshore Operations
Transocean Ltd. announce the federal court in Rio de Janeiro has served a preliminary injunction requiring it to cease operations in Brazil within 30 calendar days.
US Marine Science Organization Seeks Committee Members
UNOLS (University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System) seeks nominations to fill two Fleet Improvement Committee (FIC) vacancies. The Fleet Improvement Committee…
Westports (Malaysia) Designated a 'Safe & Secure Port'
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recognizes Westports for its security measures in the loading US-bound containerized maritime cargo. After the 9/11 attacks…
AAPA Slates 2013 Event & Conference Calendar
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) changes date of 'Shifting International Trade Routes' workshop, details other events. The American Association…
Aker Solutions Awarded Troll Extension
Aker Solutions wins a Statoil contract to deliver three subsea trees, tubing hangers & a tool package to the Troll field, Norwegian continental shelf. The extension, estimated contract value NOK 250 million, is a call-off from a contract signed with Statoil in February 2012. The spare tubing hangers will be utilized on several parts of the Troll field. The Troll field is the world's biggest subsea development with regards to the number of subsea wells.
Class NK Earns Top Honors for Contribution to Safety
Classification society ClassNK gains Safety Award for its efforts to ensure the safe carriage of nickel ore cargoes at the Lloyd’s List Global Awards. The Lloyd’s List Global Awards, held each year in London by leading maritime media company Informa, recognize companies and individuals from around the world for their contributions to the growth and development of the global maritime industry. This…
CLIA Commemorates 'World Maritime Day', Gifts Maritime Museum
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) commemorated 'World Maritime Day' on 27, September, 2012, honors diverse maritime community. CLIA President and CEO…
Height Drop Record by Norsafe Lifeboat
Norsafe conducts the highest free-fall drop ever, 61.53 meters (201.9 ft) featuring a so-called free-fall lifeboat. The test came in the wake of another successful drop from a height of 52 metres earlier the same week. Norsafe's groundbreaking new lifeboat, the GES50 MKIII is thus certified for heights up to 47 metres. "Norsafe's purpose is not to set records in free-fall drops of lifesaving equipment," says Norsafe AS CEO Geir Skaala. "The essence of our products, however, is to save lives.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Revamp Singapore Businesses
MHI to launch new Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering & Services Private Ltd. (MIES) in Singapore, integrating three local afiliated companies. Effective October…
Cavotec Install AMP Unit in Port of Ystad, Sweden
An AMP (Alternative Marine Power) application installed in the south of Sweden port by Cavotec for 'Cold Ironing'. Cavotec claim this to be the largest high-voltage shore connection system in the world. Concern over air quality in harbours has led to growing pressure on port operators to reduce carbon and nitrogen dioxide emissions. Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) is a cold ironing system which allows ships to turn off their engines when in port…
US Coast Guard Cutter Intercepts Large Number of Haitian Immigrants
USCH Cutter 'Confidence' repatriates 219 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti. Watchstanders at the 7th Coast Guard District command center were notified of a sail freighter northwest of Great Inagua, Bahamas, with 131 Haitian migrants aboard and dispatched the 'Confidence' to the scene to safely embark the migrants and repatriate them. Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants are provided with food, water, shelter and basic medical attention. “U.S.
Crowley Christens Articulated Tug-Barge
Crowley Maritime Corporation christen the 16,000-horsepower tugboat 'Legend' and 330,000-barrel tank barge 750-2 in Tampa, Florida. Together the vessels comprise the company’s newest articulated-tug-barge (ATB) and will be used to transport petroleum products between the U.S. Gulf and East Coasts, making regular port calls in Tampa where Crowley currently discharges nearly 163 million gallons of product each month.
Port of LA Wins Global Environmental Award
Port of Los Angeles recognized for emissions reductions, international collaborative efforts. The Port of Los Angeles has received a Lloyd’s List Global Award in the Environment category…
Kvichak Wins U.S. Navy Deal for 15 Boats
Kvichak Marine, Industries, Inc. was recently awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy for fifteen (15) 30’ Rapid Response Skimmers to be delivered to various Navy bases over the next 12 months. The Navy currently owns and operates over 70 Kvichak-built skimmers worldwide as the Navy’s tier one response asset. The rapid-response, shallow-water capable skimmer is ideally suited for use on oil spills in waterways, bays and harbors. The all-aluminum skimmer is 30.3 ft.
Non-Lethal Defense Against Maritime Piracy Unveiled
A TEAM of technology visionaries has today unveiled what it believes is the most effective way to end maritime piracy, and save lives and billions of dollars each year.
HHI Awarded US$296-million Aircraft Carrier Contract
Huntington Ingalls Industries receives a previous contract modification for material procurement & advanced construction of 'John F. Kennedy'. The company's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division is the prime contractor. This award enables NNS to continue preparations for the construction of John F. Kennedy, including engineering and planning efforts along with additional advance material procurement and complex component manufacturing.
Mississippi Anchorage Low Water Hazards
New Orleans Port State Control Officers (PSCOs) discover vessels whose rudders may have set into the mud while safely anchored. Masters and/or operators of vessels…